Joined LinkedIn when it was still in start-up environment and had half the headcount it has now. Things were dynamic, fast paced and ever-increasing volume of work to be handled. Due to hyper-expansion, most of the time back end support teams are playing the catch-up game with the front line sales and operations. Benefits are good and work hours flexible. We all worked hard and all had the same goal of getting things done fast and accurate.
Come recent year, the pace of start-up environment has slowed down and we are acquired by Microsoft, comes in a second level of requirements we have to fulfill, processes and policies updated and aligned.
yes, free meals and good view from working desk
working silos, differences in mgt decision making and unclear directions